Opulent splendour, fairytale charm: this reawakened classic will sweep you off your feet.

The Sleeping Beauty

Presented by The Australian Ballet and proudly supported by Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Premiere

The curtain goes up … the audience gasps … and David McAllister’s spectacular The Sleeping Beauty unfolds like a rose, drawing you into a world of romance, wonder and imperial grandeur.

Gleaming with Baroque golds and creams, glowing with vivid colour, and spilling over with fairies, princes, woodland nymphs and story-book charm, this ballet casts a spell of delight all the way to true love’s kiss.

Set to Tchaikovsky’s celebrated score and blessed with breathtaking designs by Gabriela Tylesova, David McAllister’s new production stays true to the magic and majesty of the original and showcases the talents of the entire company in iconic moments like the Rose Adage and the Bluebird Pas de deux.

The production offers a gold-class experience and the magical escape that will forever draw so many audiences to the fairytale world of ballet The Herald Sun

Choreography Marius Petipa
Production and additional choreography David McAllister
Music Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Costume and set design Gabriela Tylesova
Design Associate Kat Chan
Dramaturge Lucas Jervies
Lighting design Jon Buswell
with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

FREE MUSIC TALK: The Music of the Dance

12pm Wednesday 11 July
Festival Theatre Foyer


At The Australian Ballet's free music talks you'll hear about the score of each ballet and what it's like to be in the pit during a performance.

Image: Kevin Jackson & Benedicte Bemet
Photography: Justin Ridler 

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6 – 12 Jul 2018

Duration 2hrs 50mins


Fri, 6 Jul 2018, 7:30PM

Sat, 7 Jul 2018, 1:30PM

Sat, 7 Jul 2018, 7:30PM

Mon, 9 Jul 2018, 6:30PM

Tue, 10 Jul 2018, 7:30PM

Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 1:30PM

Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 7:30PM

Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 7:30PM


Festival Theatre


Ages 6 and up



Adult from $163.00

A Reserve

Adult from $123.00

B Reserve

Adult from $111.00

C Reserve

Adult from $101.00

D Reserve

Adult from $41.00

Fees & Charges

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Contains strobe lighting and smoke effects

Concession includes

Pensioner, Fulltime Student with ID

Group Bookings

For bookings of 10+ tickets, please call BASS: 08 8205 2220 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

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